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    New member in portsmouth

    Hi All,

    Always been into my vauxhalls but only recently have I purchased my first astra!

    First car was a vauxhall nova but unfotunately that didnt last long so after a few snotters I got myself a corsa GSI which over a period of time I rebuild with a full respray and a c20xe engine:





    Learnt a lot doing this project and kept it for a while but with a new job I needed something a "bit" more practical so did a PX with a Vectra GSI msd which was low mileage and pretty tidy.

    Had a lot of fun in this car and tbh I really regret getting rid of it, even went to Snowdonia and did the evo triangle:





    After I while I decided to part directions with Vauxhalls and had some fun with BMW's / Imprezas but afetr getting bored with them I decided the only cars I really ever enjoyed driving and working on was vauxhalls I decided to look at my options.

    I did some quotes on Vectras again but then stumblet on the z20let coupes. I had always liked the shape and these were suprisingly reasonable to insure!

    I had a look at a few close by but they werent great bodywise or had high mileage so I bit the bullet and increased my budget slightly and found one I liked on pistonheads.

    After going all the way up to Leicester to see it (luckily it was as good as the previous owner described ) I paid my cash and drove it back:





    I love it so far, pulls like a train and I love how it looks. Have had to do a few small bits (wheel bearing, coil pack, spark plugs) but other than that its great!

    Anyway sorry for the long write up, hope to see some of you about and I hope you like the car!

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    hi and welcome ..lovely looking motor
    im sure he was a member on here as seen that car on this site before ( in the for sale section )

    well get your name on the members list and join the region group for any meets and shows to be mass pm'ed

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    why dont you get it on the rollers on sunday at the local meet?
    Astra T9 estate for sale, see my ebay link!

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    Thanks! Joined up to the members list I think?

    Cant make Sunday unfortunately, also car is idling a bit rough at the moment so not sure rollers would do much good, but will definately try and make some future meets

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    Welcome to the Region
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    Welcome to the region bud

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    Alrite mate, where in portsmouth are u ?
    Im near w/ville

    Welcome!!
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    Hi all I am a new old Astra owner, new AOC member and also live close to Waterlooville.
    Astra Mk 5 '06 1.6 SXi Twinport

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    Hey, Im from Portchester but spend most of my time in Purbrook so I'll keep an eye out!

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    hi i'm new to the site but not new to vaux and also live near to portsmouth (chichester)
    started off with a mk1 asta gte then
    2 x cav's
    2x calibras
    4 x frontys
    and now just picked up a mk4 sri turbo
    so hi to all
    on a back road somwhere playing

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